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Nepeta 'Cat's Pajamas' (Catmint)

This perennial features upright stems bearing indigo blue flowers on small rosy purple calyxes and small, hairy gray-green aromatic leaves growing in a compact, mounding, low-growing habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Green blades are striped with a white centre, and purple-green blooms emerge early in the season, and mature into strong wheat-coloured spears that last into winter. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Karl Foerster‘; more impactful and vigorous than ‘Overdam‘.

Blooms early summer
4-5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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(Pretty Poppers Series) Semi-double blooms that appear to have an ombré effect; the flowers emerge in a variety of pink shades, with petals that fade from white to an intense pink-blush, each with an apple-red centre. They grow on tall, sturdy stems that rise above thin, blue-silver foliage. Compact mounding habit.

Blooms spring to early summer
8-10″ tall x 16-20″ spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
High salt tolerance

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(Prairie Pillars™ Collection)Yellow flowers with an orange/brown centre bloom on tall stems with bright green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Dense tufts of fine, vivid silver-blue blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes of beige appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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This perennial features an abundance of large lightly fragranced butter yellow blooms and dark green lanceolate leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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This rhizomatous upright perennial features square shaped branching stems with lilac purple blooms, resembling snapdragons or, as the humourous common name suggests, the face of a laughing monkey.  Fast growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
1-3 ft tall x 0.75-1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbird

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Grows in spring and fall when soil temperature is cool. Narrow green leaves are trilateral in cross section. Dense tufts with decorative seedheads form a cascading habit.

Blooms in spring
24″-32″ tall x 2-4″ spread

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